Times night-desk editor Dwight Perry uses Sideline Chatter as a not-so-safe haven for the humorous, offbeat and bizarre events and characters that color the sports landscape. His column runs Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays in Sports.
You don’t tug on Superman’s cape, and you don’t talk trash with Michael Jordan.
Texas Christian ran out of its season allotment of celebratory fireworks after the Horned Frogs won 82-27 last week.
The NFL’s Vereen brothers — Patriots running back Shane, 25, and Bears safety Brock, 22 — will finally meet on a football field for the first time Sunday when Chicago visits New England, and family members will be in the stands to witness it.
Olympic wrestler gets a little eager stalking a deer through a Lexus dealership.
Ever see what’s left of a fluffy cat after you put it under a water tap? Same goes for the actual game action in an NFL broadcast.
Knicks forward Amar’e Stoudemire says his surgically-repaired knees are feeling rejuvenated after six months of taking baths in red wine at a spa.
Black bear makes an appearance during high-school cross-country race
New Raiders coach Tony Sparano, seeking to put the team’s 0-4 start in the past, buried a football at practice.
Well, at least Amen Corner ought to look familiar.
Peyton Manning gets a cheap shot — from one of his own teammates.